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Question for Department for Education

UIN 200558, tabled on 10 December 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what contingency plans his Department has to protect apprentices in the event of the collapse of Interserve.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

17 December 2018

In the event of a provider failure, the Education and Skills Funding Agency has a well-established approach to managing learner transfers, including establishing a dedicated taskforce of staff from within the agency who are experienced in managing this type of situation. The team will ensure learners and apprentices secure alternative high-quality provision in order to continue their apprenticeship or learning with minimum disruption and provide support to affected employers and apprentices.

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